ISLAMABAD (SANA): United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has said that Kashmir issue is the most sensitive and long outstanding issue and it is dispute between both the countries. He said that the UN hopes that both the countries would participate in the dialogues process over the issue.
In an interview with Hamid Mir , host of famous private TV channel programme ‘ Capital talk’ here on Thursday, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said that he encouraged Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Advisor to prime Minister on foreign affairs Sartaj Aziz to extend the confidence building measures for better contacts between both the countries.
He said that he thinks the crossing points on line of control between the Indian administered Kashmir and the Pakistani administered Kashmir should be opened for trade and person to person contacts.
He condemned the killings of hundreds of people in Egypt. He said that he is shocked at the massacre in the Egypt.
Ban Ki Moon said that the Egyptian leaders should set aside their political differences and they should resolve the problems through dialogues.
He said that it is not time for war and clash as the human lives are precious. He said that Pakistan and India are important countries of the region and peaceful relations between both the countries are necessary.
He hoped that Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would hold talks for better future of both the countries.
He said that he knows that Pakistan is facing many challenges which include internal and external issues.
Ban Ki Moon thanked the government of Pakistan on its role in the region. He said that he stressed Pakistani leadership to promote better relations with India.
He said that the UN pays tribute to Pakistani government, youths, men and women for playing their role for stability of peace over the world.
He said that 136 Pakistani soldiers have so far been killed while performing their duties in the UN mission, adding that Pakistan sent first peace mission in 1960.
He said that UN works according to the expectations of the world community. He said that UN provides food and other basic facilities to 90 billion people every year.
He aid that 60 percent children are annually injected against the serious diseases, adding that the UN habilitated 36 million people over the world.http://www.sananews.net/english/ban-ki-moon-hopes-pak-condemns-massacre-of-innocent-civilians-in-egypt/
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